Best Bar Off the Beaten Path

(Tie) Dots Back Inn / Patrick Henry’s Pub & Grille

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Some may say the great age of the diner is over, but that’s not the case at Dots Back Inn. This tiny brick building is a North Side gem, a place for a pint and wide array of tasty comfort foods, served up by friendly staff.

A standby in Church Hill, Patrick Henry’s Pub & Grille blends well with the iconic and stately brick homes of the area. Those curious enough to venture inside will find a family-friendly restaurant augmented by a bustling pub in the basement. Accessed through a side door, the bar is favorite hiding place for those searching for good company in a more intimate atmosphere.

Dots Back Inn: 266-3167,

Patrick Henry’s Pub & Grille: 644-4242,

Third Place: Commercial Taphouse & Grill

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